Posts Tagged ‘Belmont Stakes’

The Fish Feed the Sharks

The cards stick to the table a bit when I pull up the plastic corner of one and see the ace of hearts. I try to keep my blood pressure in check not to get my face the slightest shade of red. I know the others are watching all the while pretending I’m not there. I just […]

Belmont Crystal Ball

About now everyone that knows there’s going to be a big horse race next Saturday has formulated an opinion. Funny thing how sports can bring everyone together for those brief minutes. It doesn’t matter if you like the favorite rooting for the next Triple Crown winner, or want to play the role of the spoiler […]

The 2nd Jewel/The 140th Preakness

  The 141st Derby is in the books, and time marches on. It’s been that way since 1875, and the game has taught many of gamblers to rejoice the win, pick up the pieces, and look forward to the next opportunity. The 140th Preakness is held in Maryland in ten days. It doesn’t give the […]

Invest In The Future Now!

Once upon a time there was the big three: Racing, Baseball, and Boxing. They captured our attention, and one could keep up with the action in the newspaper. How did we go wrong from there? Was there a warning sign we ignored? Most of all, while The Sport of Kings’ is an afterthought in the states. […]

Free Selections / Belmont Day / Saturday / 6-8-2013

This Saturday, a field of 14 runners will go to post in the 145th edition of the Belmont Stakes. First held in 1866, the Belmont is the oldest of the Triple Crown races besting the venerable Kentucky Derby (first held in 1875) by nearly a decade. The race is named for 19th century stock market […]

Preparing For The Big Weekend

When you read all of the stats, trends, and witchery. I guess we can all eliminate runners based on past running’s? With all of that information at hand how can we go wrong? Well, here is a news flash. I think it would be short sided to discount anything at this point. Keep an open […]

Free Selections / Oaklawn Park / 4-13-2013

Hot Springs has been the place to be for years. The town has thermal pools, Mammoth displays, and the sprightly Fall River. Oh, and did I mention it is home to  historic Oaklawn Park?  This weekend is the finish line for ” The Racing Festival of the South.”  Since 1905, Oaklawn has been stamping itself as one of the premier race meets […]

Free Selections / Turfway Park / 3-23-30

The road to the Derby can be filled with hope, promise, and disappointment. This week begins the short run into the starting gates in Louisville. I like to call these the “big three” as they have so much riding on them. Saturday afternoon brings about round one, and you can bet they are playing for […]

The Good, The Great, and The Painful

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 8, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have seen so many wonderful things in racing. There have been days that have made me smile, tear at the eyes, and kick myself good. But overall,  I wouldn’t trade any of it for dollars or donuts… I just watched Race #6 at Oaklawn Park. Now, you probably won’t see any real exciting news happening […]

Alpha Will Be Dandy; Paynter Gets Nod in Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The widest open of this weekend’s big races for 3-year-olds is Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. The 49th renewal has attracted several graded stakes winners, but the top two sophomores are headed to Monmouth on Sunday for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Jim Dandy will be loaded with an […]